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the confederacy heats up, mississippi governor haley barbour weighing in saying why should virginia's governor have mentioned slavery in his proclamation? we will talk with historian douglas brink about the real history of the war and why now, many try to rewrite it. >>> keeping them honest, the ten continue family who sent their newly adopted russian child back, putting him on a plane alone and not even telling russian officials he was coming. this 17-year-old justin hanson that we are talking about, there he is, we blurred his image because of his age and the situation he was involved n he was adopted only about six months ago but last week, he showed up, as you probably know, up announced at russia's child protection ministry with a note from his adopted family saying he was violent and the mom was misled by adoption officials in russia. russian officials are furious, threatening to suspend all adoption buys americans. today, tennessee law enforcement officials held a news conference but the truth is as you are going to see, they are having trouble investigating the case because just answer
. that virginia tech ball club, if they won that game, they would have gone to the series. >> jason: florida state second place in the atlanta division behind klemm klemm sen. trailing klemm sen by two games. miami trailing georgia tech by one game in the coastal division. miami will have to win tonight to keep pace with the yellow jackets drilling the blue devils. miami doesn't face georgia tech until the month of may. the 14th through the 16th in atlanta. jason morris will face his former college baseball team. morris came to coral gables via georgia tech and hasn't. so that's the series to look forward to. the pitch is inside just as miami trails georgia tech their first place in the coastal division, the virginia cavaliers trail miami by just one game for t the it. stri by can you remember? >> i don't think it mattered. i was so small at the plate, i didn't have a strike zone. >> jason: any freshman hazing as we see miami for the first time tonight go down in a still evasive attempt and a very late jump by david villasuso. >> i'm not sure if that was a the hit-and-run. you saw villasuso looki
.vitac.com >> we start with the setback in the search for four missing coal miners in west virginia. rescue crews made it inside the mine and they were forced to turn back because of the terrible air quality. >> they are in danger and that's the whole intent of evacuating them from the mine. >> okay, cnn's brooke bolduan on the scene from west virginia. first, the setback has got to be really tough to take for the family members waiting for any news at this point. >> reporter: yeah. i mean, i think a setback is probably an understatement. even among members of the media, we've been living, breathing, eating this story for the last four days and when mr. stricklin said it was a setback, they outlined the three different scenarios that the rescue crew his going into that mine, and we were all hoping for scenario number one that they would reach 5,000 feet either one or both of the rescue chambers that if there was any hope that the four missing miners had survived. that was not the case because the air quality, the methane levels and the carbon monoxide was so awful they could not risk these 32 res
whether survivors made it into the escape rooms in a west virginia coal mine. rescuers are starting to go down the mine shaft. >>> fighter jets scramble for what appeared to be a threat on united airlines flight last night. a diplomat is accused of causing a major scare. >>> look at the person sitting next to you. chances are really good only one of you will pay any federal income tax this year. although i have to say whoever is sitting next to you at this hour is probably the person you woke up with. >>> breaking news, four rescue teams are ready to go into the coal mine in west virginia to search for four missing miners. it has been almost four days since an explosion killed 25 miners. the air quality inside the mine has been do dangerous for rescuers to look for survivors. it could take them about three hours just to reach the area where the miners might be. >> as we proceed, there will be judgments made about how far they do continue on the rescue efforts, based on the conditions that they run into, and this is always, you know, an activity that we get into in mine rescue. we are hope
. an african-american defending the confederacy. >> it is a great thing that the governor of virginia did when he declared it because now we have the opportunity to tell the southern side which is never told. >> you will hear why he stands behind the controversial confederate history month. >>> terrifying moments at a shopping mall in oklahoma. gunfire erupts inside and shoppers have to run for cover. [ male announcer ] when we built our first hybrid, youtube didn't exist. and facebook was still run out of a dorm room. when we built our first hybrid, more people had landlines than cell phones, and gas was $1.75 a gallon. and now, while other luxury carmakers are building their first hybrids, lexus hybrids have traveled 5.5 billion miles. and that's quite a head start. ♪ when we turn lobster into irresistible creations. like new wood-grilled lobster and parmesan scampi... our signature lobster lover's dream... and eleven more choices. endg soon at red lobster. >>> accused controversy arising out of virginia after a war that ended 145 years ago. governor bob mcdonnell declared april federal co
at the coal mine explosion site in west virginia. early this morning, rescue crews were finally able to get into that mine and another buildup of toxic gas forced them to evacuate. tom has more from montcoal, west virginia. >> reporter: as a thought, they were going to start making progression today and get answers into the fate of the four missing miners. and begin the recovery of the 49 others who were known to have died in the mine and yet all came to a crashing halt. the methane gas problem that plagued this search and recovery effort from day 1 reed its head. it was able to enter the mine and at 5:30 this morning, only four hours into that and after a four-mile journey deep into the mountains here of west virginia, the methane gas levels, which were believed to have been the cause of the explosion on monday which led to all of this disaster, again, went off the charts and to the point where it was risking another explosion, possibly the lives of the 32 researchers if they remained in the mine shaft. they were pulled out immediately and, again,
county in the low 40s. it's below freezing in the mountains of western maryland and west virginia, near 30 degrees there. near 40 now on the eastern shore. mid-40s through southern virginia. and over the last 12 hours we've had the afternoon clouds break up and overnight we cleared out and starting off clear and chilly this morning. later on today, blustery northwest winds. it's going to be cool with lots of sunshine, though, highs reaching the low to mid-60s. and then another chilly night tonight. back down to near 40 degrees by dawn tomorrow. but with bright april sun and a diminishing wind on thursday we should make it to near 70. then feeling like summertime on friday and saturday, both days highs climbing into the low 80s, morning lows near 50 on friday, near 60 on saturday. we'll take a look at sunday and next week coming up this half hour. how's traffic? >> as we get under way, pretty quiet. had a bunch of road work, now looks like we're doing well on the beltway near arlington boulevard and in the overnight hours authorities were detouring traffic off the inner loop to i-66 beca
in west virginia where today we could get more news as the rescue attempts start up again this morning. hi, john. >> reporter: good morning, kiran. it looks like they are a little ways away from the signing ceremony. >> we are expecting a press conference in the next 20 minutes here at the marsh fork element stare school. if things went as scheduled, four teams of eight rescuers should be in the mile a little more than an hour and a half. they have to get down five miles to where the miners are believed to be trapped. they have spent the last 18, almost 24 hours clearing the mine of toxic levels of methane. they have it down to a level where it is nonexplosive but not nondangerous. they hope to have some word if things can progreg and they don't run into unforeseen circumstances in the mine probably somewhere in the next couple of hours or so, we may know the fate of those four miners. it is such a tragedy that happened on monday afternoon, 25 lives taken. three of the lives were from the same family. last night, after a prayer vigil in a nearby town, i sat down with the mother, the aunt a
will be said tomorrow for miners and their families in west virginia. searchers found the bodies of four missing miners overnight. a total of 29 people were killed at the upper big branch mine, making it the worst u.s. mining disaster in 40 years. the bishop of the diocese of wheeling and charleston will devote tomorrow's homily to the sanctity of life as it relates to the mining industry. president obama has sent condolences to the family and promises a thorough investigation. federal investigators will be in the area on monday. >>> standardized test scores a little too high at some schools in georgia. >> it's sort of like having a blizzard in ft. lauderdale in the middle of july. you know, in theory it could happen. it's just so incredibly unlikely you that really need a substantial explanation. >> there are allegations of cheating, not by students but by school officials. >>> and are they honoring their southern heritage or just replaying one of the ugliest times in american history? civil war re-enactors joining us to talk about the uproar over confederate history month. >>> plus, no
are reported to authorities. >>> virginia governor bob mcdonald get a bizarre warning in the form of a letter from an anti-government group. in fact, government officers are on alert tonight after receiving letters calling for them to step down orising being removed. in fact, at least 30 governors got the letters which don't make any specific threat of violence. they were sent by a group called the guardians of free republics and the fbi is investigating. >>> new at 11:00, a day long police standoff is over in alexandria. and the man who held police at bay is dead. no word yet on whether he killed himself. but police never did fire their weapons. this morning, authorities showed up at an apartment build tog evict that man. -- building to evict that man. officers heard gunfire. no reports of anyone else being hurt. >>> now metro riders are asking why they are just finding out about a rape that happened two months ago. back in february, a woman was getting into her car at the south garage and someone raped her and stole her car. six days later they found the car. duffy was in it with a 13-year-
you, suzanne. >>> the governor of virginia's comments on cnn about confederate history month ignite a firestorm, but he seems to have at least one su >> there's a sort of feeling that this is insensitive. that you clearly don't agree. >> to me, it's the kind of feeling that it's a nit, that it is not significant, that it's not -- he's trying to make a big deal out of something that doesn't amount to diddley. >> mississippi governor haley barbour now in the middle of this debate. what else did he have to say? you'll hear it here on cnn. and we'll talk to a few confederate re-enactors. what do they think of this controversy? >>> and cnn political editor mark preston, coming to you for a preview of the big supreme court nomination battle. and time for you to weigh in. log on to the social networking sites. if you have heartburn more than one day a week, try prilosec otc. it shuts down many acid-producing stomach pumps for twenty-four hours of heartburn protection with just one pill a day. for frequent heartburn, try prilosec otc. black one! where? [ vrrroooooomm! ] black one! where? [
and yellow lines in virginia. the culprit there? a track maintenance vehicle. its wheels popped off the track, not once, but twice. the first time in crystal city, the second time near reagan national airport. inbound and outbound traffic had to share a rail to get around the vehicle. it added about a half hour to many commutes. >> the platform was extra crowded, maybe 10, 12 people deep from the edge. >> long and slow. >> reporter: what was going on? >> the yellow line was delayed. a lot of people on the train. >> reporter: how late are you? >> about a half hour. >> reporter: fortunately, none of the problems required a major fix. and all of the work was wrapped up at about 8:40 this morning. it should not effect the evening rush hour. from metro headquarters, megan mcgrath, news4. >>> and permanent repairs will be made to the track near the nailer road station overnight. >>> you will have another chance today to pay your respects to dorothy height. public ceremonies are taking place this afternoon, and this evening, to celebrate the life of the civil rights leader who died last week at the
projects are revving up across the northern virginia. the five megaprojects under way are the beltway hot line, the dulles corridor metro rail project, the interstate 95 widening project, the telegraph road interchange, and the fairfax parkway extension. each project will have day and night time lane closures and long term the tours. drivers can expect many delays during the summer. >>> the department of defense has unveiled a weapons system to protect soldiers and marin on the ground. the package consists of cameras and gps mapping of friends and foes. the inventors say what makes this system revolutionary is the input that the soldiers had in its design. the system can be installed on any track in about 15 minutes and requires very little training. >> a former press secretary to gerald ford has died. this is a picture of him from his time in the ford administration. he was press secretary for just a month. he resigned in protest when president ford pardoned richard nixon for any possible crimes in the watergate scandal. he died in north carolina of congestive heart failure. he was 87 ye
virginia. the worst coal mining disaster in the u.s. in 40 years. overnight search crews found the bodies of four more miners, a total of 29 people were killed. >>> in bangkok, more violent clashes between thai police and government protesters. 15 people were killed today including a cameraman for the reuters news agency. nearly 500 were hurt. protesters had been in the streets for weeks. they want the prime minister to resign. >>> next time you fly on spirit airlines, leave the carry-on at home. all right? or i guess if you're checking it, it wouldn't be carry-on. it could cost you 45 bucks to stow it in the overhead. the discount carrier caused major turbulence this week when it became the first to impose a carry fee -- a carry-on fee which takes effect august 1st. after that, it might cost more to fly your luggage than yourself. what's next? pay toilets? don't laugh. one european airline is planning to do it. don't babies fly free on your laugh. i'll have to ask ben baldanza that, the ceo of spirit airlines. do babies fly free if they're on your lap? >> babies under 2 fly free. >> what
malveaux at the white house tonight. thank you, suzanne. >>> the governor of virginia's comments on cnn about confederate history month ignite a firestorm, but he seems to have at least one supporter among his ranks. >> there's a sort of feeling that this is insensitive. >> to me, it's the kind of feeling that it's a nit, that it is not significant, that it's not -- he's trying to make a big deal out of something that doesn't amount to diddly. >> mississippi governor haley barbour now in the middle of this debate. what else did he have to say? you'll hear it here on cnn. and we'll talk to a few confederate reenactors. what do they think of this controversy? >>> and cnn political editor mark preston, coming to you for a preview of the big supreme court nominee battle. and time for you to weigh in. ♪ is that your new car ? uh... yeah ? cool. thanks. i knew i wanted a subaru legacy. i went back and forth on the hood scoop... but i'm glad i went for it. the subaru legacy. feel the love. the subaru legacy. home of one of the coldest, longest nights on the planet. and asked frequent heartbu
. >>> we start in west virginia where hope is fading but it is still there that rescue crews will be able to get back into the upper big branch mine and find four missing west virginia miners alive. the search teams got the all clear and made a mad bash back inside. yesterday they got within 500 feet but forced to turn back because of dangerous gas levels and fears of possibly another explosion. one of two injured miners who survived has been released by the hospital. the ap reports he's not talking to anyone this morning. give us a sense of how optimistic they are as they get set to go back into the mine and look for the four missing mine re rers. >> reporter: they are still hopeful. keep in mind we're at hour 6 since the fatal blast in naoma, west virginia. these men should have made it by this point to the long wall. section 22, this is this 2,000 foot stretch of wall deep inside this coal mine where the rescue teams believe three of the four missing miners are located and also where they've been honing in on this rescue chamber. as everyone been repeating, if there's any hope of survi
. >>> west virginia's governor predicts today will be a big day. talking about the search for four minors unaccounted for after a explosion on monday. for the minor's families, hope hinges on his word here. search crews drilled a bore hole and lowered pipes in the hole and banged on them in an effort to contact them. there was no respops, but crews are planning to bore a total of four holes to minimize the threat of another explosion there. they're going to assess whether the air is clear enough to send in rescue crews in the next day or two. 25 minors die in the blast. two others died in the hospital right now. hope is still alive that the four missing minors survived. >> we're hoping that between the 10:00 and the 2:00 we would have more information that would allow them making decisions. once they get the readings and the readings look like it could be good enough for a time period, then they'll be able to plan around that. that was the time we're still hoping between now and 2:00 if the fan gets up, we start getting some readings. they can tell what type of air they're dealing with. a
the four miners missing in west virginia did not survive the deadly explosion. where their bodies were found. >>> the grandmother of an adopted russian boy packs his bags, puts him on a plane to moscow alone. now her decision is sparking outrage on both sides of the globe. >>> and the scandal that rocked his life hasn't hurt his golf swing, tiger woods is near the top of the leader board at the masters. rafer weigel tells us what woods needs to do to win another green jacket. >>> you're watching hln on this saturday, april 10th. glad you're with us, i'm susan hendricks. >>> we begin in west virginia where the search for those four missing miners has come to a tragic end. rescue workers found the miners' bodies last night. a mine safety official says rescuers actually passed the bodies on earlier trips into the mine, but conditions inside the shaft were so bad, they couldn't see the miners until last night. families, of course, were hoping the miners were waiting for rescue in one of the underground safety chambers, but west virginia's governor said this. >> none of the chambers had bee
, west virginia. the chaplain: father, we ask you to strengthen the courage of the representatives and congress. sent here men and women to do what a right. make it plain, father. we lease the same wisdom that brought these 50 states together to form this great united states of america. allow it to fall fresh among this great governing body as they make decisions affecting over 300 million americans. father, at this time we join our hearts, minds and spirits for our fellow miners in west virginia who have suffered a great loss in the midst of tragedy. out of the depths of our pressing need, praying that i will draw near onto us during this dark hour of time in jesus name, amen. the speaker: the chair has examined the journal of the last day's proceedings and announces to the house her approval thereof. pursuant to clause 1 of rule 1 the journal stands approved. the pledge of allegiance will be led by the gentleman from alabama, mr. griffith. mr. griffith: i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, i
, maryland. 73 in the panhandle of virginia. temperatures around the region uniformly now in the mid 60s everywhere except for pittsburgh which is holding back justÑi a t at 56 degrees. satellite picture, we had a very weak cold front go through overnight last night and picked up a couple of mid and high level clouds across northern maryland and south central pennsylvania are the reason that we appear to have a bit of a gray texture to our sky. on the whole, still plenty of sunshine getting through. mostly sunny today. a little bit cooler than yesterday. still a bargain by mid-april standards. highs today upper 60s and low 70s. clouds come back for tomorrow. a chance of a shower by tomorrow afternoon and evening time. coming up in a couple more minutes the seven day. >> alexandria police are searching for a suspect they believe killed his daughter and her mother. police responded to the brent place apartments off south reynolds street yesterday morning where they found the bodies of a 3-year-old girl and her mother. police are now looking for the father of that child, 34-year-old sigh o
. >>> let's take a look at radar, we have some rain across virginia, and it's moving slowly but surely toward the north to northeast. there you see it across rowanock now. periods of rain as that low approaches. 53degrees right now, temperatures are going to drop a little bit more tonight. no winds, barometer currently holding steady. southern virginia temps, 45 oakland, ocean city. it is going to continue to get a little moist. very light winds across the entire region. most of the day they've been out of the south southwest. but tomorrow, they'll continue to bring more moisture out of the south. this low is moving to the east primarily across the north carolina and virginia border. you may pick up a .10. it will be cloudy all day long and you may see periods of rain. right now if this continues moving to the east and doesn't extend to the north, we will not see as much rain for at all. the weak front will pass us on thursday. may bring us a brief sprinkle and plenty of sunshine and milder temps for friday. saturday night yet another system coming to the plain states to bring us anoth
in the middle of a tornado. >> an explosion rocks a west virginia mine 1,000 feet under ground. >> i just started getting these phone calls. they asked me if kevin was working the evening or day. and when i told them, the evening. they told me there had been an explosion. >> we're live with the latest on the investigation. questions about this mine's long history of safety problems, as the families and community come together to mourn. >> breaking news coverage on "good morning america," the tragedy in west virginia. >>> and it has now been 16 hours since the deadly explosion at the massey energy company's upper big branch coal mine in west virginia. it's the worst blast since 1984. officials still hoping they will find some survivors. but they have warned the families the situation is dire. >> it is. and we know at least 25 miners were killed in the blast. four others are still missing more than 1,000 feet under ground. the crews had to halt the search and rescue efforts overnight because of the buildup of gas in the mine. >> the buildup of methane gas that is highly flammable. massey co
rescuers and crews in west virginia are venting deadly gases to rescue operations are get under way for the four minors still missing from the worst u.s. mining disaster in a quarter century. 25 miners died in monday's explosion. massey energy has a wide history of safety violations. for more on this story we turn to msnbc's norah o'donnell live with the story. norah? >> reporter: good morning. today is the day we may learn the fate of those four missing miners. the governor of this state said yesterday that we may know between 12:00 and 2:00 today whether those four bore holes they are drilling more than 1,000 feet in the ground to try to ventilate some of that methane gas and carbon monoxide out, whether that's been successful. it will take the rescue teams, once they determine it's safe, four to five hours to reach an area 20 feet wide and barely tall enough to stand in, that's where they believe with 90% certainty these four miners are trapped. they are hopeful, of course, for a miracle, hoping they are alive. as the governor said yesterday, the odds are long. we heard yesterday
into a west virginia mine to look for survivors. now the search has turned into a desperate, dangerous race. >>> tiger woods is back and he's playing incredible golf. plus we've learned something pretty interesting about that controversial nike ad. who his dad was really talking to. >>> and a dentist is accused of doing root canals with paper clips. paper clips! unbelievable. >>> breaking news, though, rescuers are back inside a mine right now trying to find four missing miners in west virginia. four teams went in early this morning. they're really working against time. those rescue chambers have enough food and supplies for four days. it has been almost that long since monday's explosion. rescuers got within 500 feet of where they think the survivors could be, but had to turn back that close because of dangerous gases. >> the sample results have declined. it might have been a small amount but basically we still see a decline to the point that all three parties are in agreement that we need to try to get to the refuse chambers as we talked about earlier. the plan is for two teams to go unde
us over. i'm virginia cha, hln news and views. let's get to our top story now. rescuers are fanning out across mississippi looking through shattered homes for survivors. at least one tornado ripped through the state. ten people are dead and three of them are children. yazoo county and the central part of the state took the hardest hit to. the east choctaw county also got smashed. meteorologists don't know if the same tornado cut one long arc of destruction or if it was multiple twisters causing this damage a. survivors are just saying they're happy to be alive. >> it was unbelievable. when the wind was exploded it was like anything i never experienced. it was amazing. it scared us plum to death. i'm very fortunate. i have four beautiful children. i couldn't imagine being without them. as tragic as it is, we lost family members and our hearts go out to them. we're lucky to be here. you don't realize how lucky you do have it until something like this happens. >> tornadoes were reported in four states from arkansas east to alabama. >>> the environmental fallout from the massive oil rig
-quarter mile. but it's mostly in the rural areas of maryland and virginia where the visibilities are down to near zero to a quarter of a mile. right now, the temperatures are in the low 50s and 40s in the shenandoah valley, 40 there, 52 in washington. and the last of that rain from yesterday is now pulling off the coast. we have a clear sky over the fog and after the fog dissipates by midmorning, we'll have lots of sunshine and afternoon highs should climb into the low 70s. s there just a slight chance of an isolated thundershower later on or a shower this afternoon, only a small chance. tomorrow, mostly sunny in the morning, a few clouds in the afternoon. saturday and sunday rain is possible. jerry, good morning. how's the thursday traffic. >> good. morning to you, obviously. as mentioned, the fog is going to be an issue. as we head on out, take a live look at this is the approach to the american legion bridge. let's go over to virginia and see how we're doing over there. a changeable situation, some areas not experiencing any fog, others socked in this morning. we'll keep you updated. t
virginia now have the grim task of recovering the nine remaining bodies inside the upper big branch mine. two separate crews made their way inside the mine this morning and a team of federal investigators is arriving today to try to start to figure out what in the world caused that deadly explosion last week. some of the 29 men killed in the blast have been buried. president obama ordered u.s. flags in west virginia to be flown at half staff in honor of those miners. and west virginia's governor is asking people from all across the country to observe a moment of silence today at 3:30 p.m. eastern time. >>> in about two hours, we'll find out whether nfl star ben roethlisberger will face charges in an alleged sexual assault. last month, a 20-year-old college student accused him of sexually assaulting her at a nightclub in millageville, georgia. "in session's" jean casarez joins us with all the latest. you've been following all the angles, making as many phone calls. what do you know about this? >> this all alleged to have happened in the early morning hours of march 5th. and ben roethlisbe
stupak. going to be going back to the mine site in west virginia. four miners still down there somewhere. still unaccounted for. rescuers now have had another setback. they have had to retreat for their own safety. also, a story a lot of people talking about yesterday. tiger woods. what he did yesterday was really reminded everybody why he got famous in the first place. long before he was ever emfa miss by playing golf and playing it well. he is taming the masters. you have been there before on a plane in a theater and there is a kid behind you kicking the back of your seat. what do you do? we will tell you what one woman did and why she is now possibly facing some charges. >>> the news, bart stupak is saying he will not seek re-election. it is no you law. for some, it is a liability. they would say as well. this is a seat democrats were hoping to hold on to. now, many are thinking it might be in jeopardy now that bart stupak, who again, a lot of people would give him a whole lot of credit for allowing that health care to pass after he made a deal in allowing that particular executive or
iran. live from prague. >>> after days of waiting in west virginia, full rescue mode. looking for four miners. will it be rescue or recovery. today could be the day we get an answer. families prepare for the worst. we're going to have cnn's john roberts from naoma, west virginia in just a minute. >>> and kyrgyzstan, with possible problems for the u.s. and afghanistan. you see, the u.s. has a major air base there used for transit, for troops and equipment. the president has fled that started over rising fuel rates. we'll get more on what's happening in afghanistan coming up in ten minutes. >>> it's back in the hole for four rescue teams at that west virginia mine. 32 rescuers looking for four miners, looking, praying, hoping for signs of life. the teams went in just about hour fours ago. cnn's john roberts is right there in naoma. john, what are you hearing about the efforts? >> reporter: we're hearing they're proceeding fairly well at this point. the miners giving the advancement that they were making over the last few hours probably have to be pretty close to that area. it's very deep
're expected -- expecting him to talk about justice stevens, as well as the mine disaster in west virginia. four miners are still unaccounted for. rescuers are suffering setback after setback. we'll go to west virginia and bring you the latest. >>> also, thousands of republicans gathering in new orleans right now and potential presidential candidates are testing the waters. we'll hear from one of them, sarah palin, live this hour. >>> let's get right to our developing story. major change happening in the highest court in the land. justice john paul stevens is retiring this summer. he's the oldst member of the current court serving 34 years. here's a breakdown of the way the court looks right now. on the left, the political left, i'm talking about, you've got stevens topping the list. then budge ginsburg. he's least considered the leader of the liberal block. you've still got ruth bader ginsburg and sonia sotomayor. on on this any kennedy is in the middle. swing vote but often also been thought to have looked to john paul stevens for influence on how he thinks about judgments. on the right,
unaccounted miners for in west virginia but crews have, in fact, confirmed that the last four, in fact, are dead. they have found bodies. that means now that 29 people died in monday's explosion that the west virginia mine. worse mining disaster in this country in almost 40 years now o. officials say the miners never made it to the safety chamber that is had food and oxygen. >>> more members of congress watching their backs. lawmakers reported 42 incidents of reports in the first three months of this year, that's nearly three times the 15 cases that were reported during the same time period last year. some of those threats were connected to the hard-fought battle over health care reform. >>> a plane carrying 132 people including poland's president and first lady has crashed in rush yeah. russian official says there are no survivors. a spokesman for poland's foreign ministry said the plane was approaching a airport and appears to have hit a row of trees. >>> want to turn back to the story keeping an eye on all week out of west virginia. the explosion that happened there and people holdi
explosion in west virginia and the hope that the missing miners are safe underground just waiting for rescuers. >> in this morning's "american landscape," last night's coverage from our charleston station wchs. >> from your capital city, this is eyewitness news. >> a deadly mine disaster in raleigh county is our top story tonight as we continue our coverage. >> the toughest part of this story is seeing the family members come in and out of the gates at massey energy at the mine site. and obviously they've been told, several of the family members of the miners that were killed in the explosion were coming in and out and they would stop their cars. you could see the raw emotion and the grief on their faces. this is terrible, terrible news for them and very difficult to deal with, obviously. the hope that is the miners are missing get to refuge shelters. those are the shelters that were required by law after the sago incident when all those miners died underground. so these refuge shelters are set to or said to be pretty close to where those missing miners were thought to be. if they
: the president is ok'ing drilling off the coast of virginia, south to florida, not further north, not in california. some new leases okayed in alaska. environmentalists are upset. >> there's not much oil and gas. it looks like a side show. it could ruin beaches and tourism. >> reporter: even though they demanded more drilling republicans are hailing a positive step. >> the good news is that virginia is ready to go. >> reporter: and barack obama now hopes to get republican votes in congress for his upcoming energy climate change bill. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, capitol hill. >>> a federal judge ruled wednesday government investigators illegally wired telephone conversations without a search warrant. the lawsuit was the last act of case pending that challenged this so-called warrantless wiretapping program, which was ended in 2007. the wiretap involved a conversation between a foundation member and the two lawyers about a recent treasury department declaration that the group supported terrorism. legal experts say the judge's ruling focused narrowly on this specific case, touch
back to >>> welcome back to "world news now." students, staff, and community leaders at virginia tech will reflect on the deadliest american peace-time shooting in history, carried out by a single gunman. >> three years ago today the gunman killed 32 people and then himself. from the abc news vault, world news coverage from april 16th, 2007. >> a lone gunman carries out the worst mass murder in u.s. history. the total, 32 killed, many more wounded, and a nation in shock. >> schools should be placed as a safety and sanctuary in learning. when that sanctuary is violated, the impact is felt in every american classroom and every american community. >> how could anyone do such a thing? tonight, campus tragedy. massacre at virginia tech. >> from abc news headquarters, this is "world news" with charles gibson. >> good evening. it is an act of evil on a scale that we've never seen in this country before. at 7:15 this morning in a virginia tech dormitory a lone gunman shot and killed two people, beginning what would become the deadliest shooting spree in u.s. history. more than two hours later
meade. she's on assignment. time to get you caught up now. hope turns to more grief in west virginia. we have learned this weekend that no one survived that massive mine explosion. now federal investigators will try to uncover some answers. >>> and the talk was all about tiger, but fan favorite phil mickelson stole the show at the masters with an emotional win and his family really needed something to celebrate, and they certainly got it. >>> plus, the growing outrage over u.s. family who adopted a boy from russia only to send him back on a plane alone. >>> first, our top story on this monday. today west virginia authorities hope to start recovering the remaining 22 bodies of miners who died in the worst u.s. mining disaster since 1972. 29 minersdyed in last monday's explosion. and families sobbed as crews found the last four miners who were unaccounted for on saturday. some of the miners were laid to rest over the weekend. nearly two dozen funerals will follow in the coming weeks. >> what i saw up until the absolute very end was a very heavy-hearted community that was holding on to a ve
. >>> the governor of virginia's comments on cnn about confederate history month ignite a firestorm, but he has at least one supporter among his ranks. >> there's a sort of feeling that it's insensitive, but you clearly don't agree. >> to me, it's the sort of feeling that it's a myth, that it is not significant, that it's not -- it's trying to make a big deal of something that doesn't amount to diddly. >> mississippi governor haley barber says it doesn't amount to diddly. what else did he say? you'll hear it here on cnn. >>> and blowing through the sky and ending up everywhere, including cars. it's yellow. and at the end of the day, it's just terrible and disgusting, and you can't breathe, and you sound like me, like someone is holding a finger over your nose. pollen, the spring staple in the south, nearing record levels this year. we'll tell you what's going on. but the most important is the honor of being in your garage. if you're shopping for a new car, we invite you to put us to the test. and may the best car win. [ bottle two ] i'm pretty sure there's not much we can do about it. ugh. he's
in. there is a possibility that the volcano in iceland could spew more ash. >>> west virginia is considering regulations in response to the worst coal mining disaster in 40 years. they say changes are needed to prevent another accident again. some of the proposals require barometerrer thes at all coal mine and more methods for methane protection. >>> we say good morning to howard bernstein. >> we need the rain. it has been dry. in some places already knocking inside the home. some showers to the west and southwest. some of the stuff in martinsburg area. these are light to moderate showers. this area of moisture coming from the southwest to the northeast. it is coming up the shenandoah valley there heavier to charlottesville on i-64 and coming in west of fredericksburg, as well. this will increase throughout the morning. temperatures are milder than yesterday. 40s to low 50s. we sit at 54. but we will not see a lot of movement thanks to the showers and the cloud cover. grab the rain gear. highs 60 to 61. angie is off this morning but kris sneed is in the traffic center. >>> we
the west virginia miners. a number more to come over the next week. >>> a ceremony offering the late president of polan is going on right u president lec lech kaczynski. >> the polish people are pausing for two minutes of silence as well. poland's first lady and several other government and military leaders died in the crash. nick robertson is there with more on the crash investigation. >> i'm about half a mile from the runway here in this direction through the trees here. a look down here. debris twisted and torn apart. up here across the road, take a look. this is the direction the plane was coming in over this way. this is where it begins to hit the top os it have krees again. you begin to see all the the pieces of broken wood as the plane comes down. already some flowers being laid here. already people reported picking through it. but, again just follow me up here. and you begin to see the scale and the force with which the plane hit the trees. some of the most influential people were on the plane. the first lady was traveling with her husband, maria kaczynska. the deputy foreign
review of the explosion that killed 29 west virginia miners last week makes it clear there are safety problems throughout the coal industry. the president is ordering federal regulators to work closely with state officials to prevent another tragedy underground. >> this isn't just about a single mine. it's about all of our mines. the safety record at the massey upper big branch mine was trouble. and it's clear that while there are many responsible companies, far too many -- far too many mines aren't doing enough to protect their workers' safety. >> now, at the moment, the president is on his way to kennedy space center. he might not get a real warm welcome there. he'll brief nasa workers on his policy on space flight, which includes to much dismay of some people, his decision to cancel a return to the moon. the plan does include building a new space capsule for use at the international space station, and developing a new generation of rockets for future trips to mars. >> i know you're looking at this going, what is wrong with people? well, web fans think this guy is top dog. what does
the virginia piedmont and toward the mountains, mid 30s towards manassas and culpeper. the warm spot out along the chesapeake bay and potomac waters where temperatures in the low to mid 40s. sun up at 6:28 and a decent amount of sunshine by early this morning. this afternoon, could see a few clouds developing. a cold start to the morning means a cool afternoon. highs struggling to get to that 60 doig mark. good news is the winds a little bit less breezy. still a chill in the air. >> thanks so much, justin. >>> investigators are searching for clues inside an suv that belonged to a popular d.c. principal shot and killed. a neighbor called police when she spotted brian betts' stolen suv yesterday morning. the xtera was parked near fourth street in washington. the suv had been missing since betts was found shot to death in his bedroom in silver spring thursday night. >> that vehicle belongs to a murder victim, and it was taken from the scene of a murder when mr. betts was killed. there may be some information in there that will get investigators closer to learning who was responsible for his murde
of confidence in the police, they say they just need help. >>> thousands of people gathered in west virginia yesterday to pay tribute to 29 coal miners killed in that explosion earlier this month. president obama promised their families that he would honor their sacrifice by improving safety in the mines. rachel martin has more. >> reporter: 29 crosses, 29 lights, commemorating 29 lives lost and remembered. ♪ stand by me >> reporter: both the president and vice president traveled to beckley, west virginia, to pay tribute to the miners lost in the april 5th tragedy. in a community service full of memories and music. ♪ o say can you see >> all that hard work, all that hardship, all the time spent underground, it was all for the families. and so these miners lived as they died. in pursuit of the american dream. >> reporter: hundreds of people have come here looking for words of comfort from the president. mostly they have come to comfort each other and to share their own stories of loss. jean cook lost her nephew adam morgan in the mine and pays tribute to him in her own way. >> how old was
in a massive explosion at the upper big branch mine in west virginia. this incident was the worst u.s. coal mining disaster in 40 years. and finally, mr. speaker, today our thoughts and prayers remain with the friends and family of those 11 miners who went missing after an explosion last week at the deep water horizon oil rig in the gulf of mexico. 17 workers were also injured and we wish for their speedy recovery. too many workers in this nation are subjected to dangerous conditions at work and have sacrificed their lives and health as a result. everyone is entitled to a safe and healthy workplace. every family deserves to know that when they send their loved one off to work that loved one will come home that evening. mr. speaker, with this resolution we remember and we honor all of these fallen workers and we redouble our commitment to make our nation's workplaces safe and healthy for all workers. i thank representative johnson for introducing this resolution, eddie bernice johnson from texas, and i urge my colleagues to support this bill. with that i reserve the balance of my time. the s
but only in virginia. president obama's decision to open up offshore drilling is driving a wedge between democrats. senator frank lautenberg saying drilling off the coast of virginia would endanger many of new jersey's beaches, but virginia democratic senators jim webb and mark warner are firmly on board urging president obama to move very quickly to open mid atlantic shores for oil and gas exploration. with us now for a fair and balanced debate, bob beckel. he's professor of advanced political studies at george washington university, he's also a fox news contributor. and dana perino, former white house press secretary, she's a fox news contributor as well. welcome to you both. >> thank you. trace: bob, you knew -- the president had to know which this going to raise a ruckus in the democratic party, right? >> oh, sure, he did. it was something he said he would do in the campaign, but the amount of drills we're talking about here is an awful lot. so the question is politically how does it play out for him? one, it does attract independent voters, but secondly, it will set the stage, i thi
this will roll east and our governor is having conversations about how to do something like this in virginia. >> the law that takes full effect in aug would mean that people could be asked, regardless of what they are doing, their status or to show papers they are legally in the united states. have i got the bullet points right? >> that's the basic -- and the responsibility of the police to enforce that and it leaves subjective things in the hands of the police. how do you decide who looks like an undocumented immigrant and who doesn't. doesn't. >> and that is based on how someone looks. >> it is the discretion of the officer. >> and you talked about it rolling east and we are in arizona. it seems far away, but if you are watching these events, it might be closer than you think. tell us the fear of this happening here. is that real? >> we can look at three places where pieces of this have happened here in northern virginia. culpeper, prince george's and lindon. there has been an anti- immigrant hysteria and its had a devastating effect in terms of being welcoming to immigrants and had econom
or exceeds all federal government testing requirements. >>> in west virginia, the focus shifts from recovery to investigation. early this morning crews brought out the last nine bodies of the 29 miners killed and yesterday afternoon, one week after the explosion. a memorial for the miners at the state capital. a moment of silence and expressions of gratitude. >> all of the people who came forward to help during that period of time, all of the people that gave of themselves and so much to make sure that they could ease the pain. >> no word yet on when investigators will go inside the upper big branch mine. a couple offed spacecraft almost became their floating tomb. apollo 13 astronauts remember their unlucky mission 40 years ago this week. >>> a spring snowstorm targets the northern rockies. there's the man, rob marciano is tracking that storm for us in our severe weather center. we're back in a moment. you're in the cnn "newsroom." >>> apollo 13, i'm sorry, that's april 13th, an oxygen exploded putting the moon out of reach for the and putting three astronauts on the line. the astro newts u
from associated press out of charleston, west virginia, where the governor of the state is asking a former top federal mine safety official to conduct an independent investigation of the explosion that killed the 29 west virginia miners. gorman -- >> governor manchin says one man will serve as the advisory. he headed the u.s. mine safety and health administration during the clinton administration. this probe will be independent of several investigations done by state and federal officials. in other words they're trying to get to the bottom of what happened and who may be to blame in the deadly mine explosion in west virginia. >>> now a bloody beating caught on video. police officers rushing a college student is he university of maryland and now, those cops are in some hot water. we'll show you how it all went down on tape. that's coming up. [ crowd cheering ] [ male announcer ] competition... it pushes us to work harder. to be better. to win. but sometimes even rivals realize they share a common goal. america's beverage companies have removed full-calorie soft drinks from schools,
there. another pocket of rain ahead of that upper level low around areas like virginia in towards north carolina, too. the radar picture, most of the action off in the atlantic ocean. later today daytime heating. if you see any it will make things unstable so storms coming back into play. raleigh, rain showers around the state line with north carolina into virginia, and the rain itself near the beltway so we'll get some delays in the air when you get around d.c. because of the light pocket of rain moving through, also the poor visibility is definitely going to be out there, something we're watching. up to the north farther, things are okay, nice and sunny around boston. rain heads in later today, and it will be around new york so you get some delays out of that. weak impulse moving through the plains now. it is enough to generate light rain around eastern parts of nebraska and iowa, too. not a big deal. traveling by plane today world's busiest airport, check out atlanta, midtown covered up. the rain went through yesterday, the fog is up there. you'll see travel delays in atlanta for the
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want us to do. we're strong, god fearing people in southern west virginia and if people don't know us, other than they're missing something, we're great people and i'm glad to be associated with this family. >> neil: and indeed i've been there a number of times and what you say is very true. talk about salts of the earth folks, you and everyone there and the way you deal with hardship on a daily basis. but i wanted to get your thoughts on what richard trump is saying, that while he wasn't blaming the company per se, he was going after the nonunion part of it. what do you make of that? >> well, i'm in the coal industry myself, we sell replacement parts for the underground equipment. i totally disagree. i go to a lot of nonunion mines and probably some of the safest mines in the country on a daily basis. mining is something that's -- if it's in your blood, it's -- you just like the camaraderie and the fellowship. but i think it's too early to put any kind of blame on one particular company or to even say maybe not one particular company but to say it's a nonunion issue. let the grieving
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